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August 2011

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe

August 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

Elevator Action Deluxe (Playstation Network) Developer:  Square Enix Publisher:  Square Enix Genre(s): Platformer, Arcade Released: August 30, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But now, some 28 years after the release of the original Elevator Action in arcades, Square Enix has delivered a remake titled Elevator Action Deluxe available now exclusively on the Playstation [...]

The TVE NCAA Top Ten: 2011 Preseason

August 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

The 2011 NCAA football season kicks off tomorrow, September 1st. Below you’ll find The Vortex Effect Top 10 rankings for the preseason. On Friday, September 2nd, we’ll be posting our 2 Games 2 Watch: Week 1 column, which will involve three of the four teams in our top ten rankings and one team that also received a vote. Disagree with our rankings? Sound off in the comments and let us know who YOU think should be number one heading into the opening week of the 2011 season. 1.) Alabama (3) 47 – Trent Richardson is going after the Heisman Trophy and the Tide is chasing a second [...]

God of War: Origins Collection Demo Now Available

August 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

If you have a Playstation Plus subscription, go download the demo for God of War: Origins Collection right now! The demo is now available for Plus members, and will be available for everyone on September 6th. Origins Collection offers up both of Kratos’ PSP adventures (Ghost of Sparta and Chains of Olympus) remastered in HD and stereoscopic 3D for the Playstation 3. The collection will retail for $39.99, and will be available in stores on September 13th. This collection is great news for folks like me who love the series but don’t have a PSP. Now all of Kratos’ adventures to [...]

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Trailer

August 26, 2011 // 4 Comments

Counter Strike: Global Offensive will be available in 2012 as a downloadable title for PC, Mac, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Just as Valve did with Portal 2, Counter Strike GO will feature Steam on PS3 allowing for cross platform play with PC, Mac, and PS3 players all playing together. Xbox is a closed system, so no Steam for 360 players. The PS3 version will feature Move support, and support for a keyboard and mouse, so it won’t be as unfair to all PS3 players who get lumped in with PC gamers. Those of using a Dualshock may have a hard time though, but it’ll be a good challenge. [...]
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